api·​cul·​ture | \ ˈā-pə-ˌkəl-chər \

Definition of apiculture

: the keeping of bees especially on a large scale

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Other Words from apiculture

apicultural \ ˌā-​pə-​ˈkəl-​ch(ə-​)rəl \ adjective
apiculturist \ -​ch(ə-​)rist \ noun

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Cities also have greater demand for local apiculture products. USA TODAY, "America’s 25 thriving industries include goat farming, breweries," 26 Dec. 2017 With a surface area of over 1.5 million ha, the area is used for livestock rearing, grazing, red deer farming, fodder production and apiculture. Alex Treadway, National Geographic, "UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While U.S. Removes 17," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of apiculture

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apiculture

probably from French, from Latin apis bee + French culture

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The first known use of apiculture was in 1864

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